"Foxy Knoxy" Defense Not Doing Well • World's "Oldest Mother" Reported Dead At 69

Alleged murdererAmanda Knox isn't getting much help: her expert witness contradicted her co-defendant's expert witness, her co-defendant's lawyer has stopped showing up, and her sister arrived in court dressed in a red, white, and blue outfit with hot pants. •

Spanish newspapers have reported that Maria del Carmen Bousada, the woman believed to be the world's oldest mother—she had twins at age 66—has passed away. The cause of death is unknown. • A Tennessee man was arrested for public intoxication early Sunday morning after he was found wandering the highway with a pair of women's underwear hanging from the zipper of his pants. Police found 40 pairs of panties stuffed into his pants, which he admitted he stole from a nearby home that Saturday. • Yesterday the first ever pets only airline took its first flight. The husband-and-wife team that started Pet Airways say their flights are completely booked for the next two months. • Government auditors found that Veteran Affairs Department hospitals and clinics often do not provide adequate privacy for female patients. They also said that the hospitals are lacking in child care, and do not have readily available diaper-changing tables. • The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty has released a list of the cities that are "meanest" to homeless. Topping the list is Los Angeles, followed by St. Petersburg, Fla. • Temple University has announced the publication of Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls and Science Education, which examines the experience of African American women who have gone into the (white, male) field of science. "They looked at us like we were not supposed to be scientists," said one girl involved in the study. • Today in No Shit Studies: Men and women who feel sensitive to rejection based on their physical appearances are more likely to want plastic surgery than those who don't care as much about their looks. • NOW has criticized a cartoon in the New York Daily News that depicts Senator Kirsten Gillibrand with an open mouth — and hands reaching for "corks, socks and gags" to shut her up. Gillibrand unknowingly went over her time in introducing Sonia Sotomayor. • Taraneh Mousavi was arrested July 19 during a post-election gathering in Iran, and later turned up at a hospital with "rupturing of her womb and anus." Witnesses allege she was raped in prison, but authorities claim she mutilated herself because of guilt over having premarital sex. • Russian human rights activist Natalya Estemirova, who wrote about the assassination of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, has herself been assassinated. • A woman who married evangelist and alleged polygamist Tony Alamo when she was 15 says he had child brides as young as eight, and so many girls and women at his disposal that he had to schedule when to have sex with them. • Residents of a Washington, DC neighborhood object to a proposed domestic violence shelter for women and children by likening it to a sex club and complaining that it will attract too many men to the area. • Obnoxious body snark alert: a "pregnant bikini contest" prompts BuzzFeed's Peggy Wang to complain, "I think I'd be much more into a bikini contest featuring women with giant tumors." • A Memphis 11-year-old used an assignment in persuasive writing to convince Hewlett-Packard to donate $72,000 worth of computer equipment to her school. • Is this tattoo of a girl's first period awesome or gross? And why does she have ghosts coming out of her hands? • A graphic novel of Twilight is on the way, with characters that look like "an amalgam of Meyer's literary imagination and the actors' actual looks." •